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Can the continental United States make a rapid, reliable and low-cost transition to an energy system that relies almost exclusively on wind, solar and hydroelectric power? While there is growing excitement for this vision, a new study describes a more complicated reality. Researchers argue that achieving net-zero carbon emissions requires the incorporation of a much broader suite of energy sources and…
06.19 / 22:13
sciencedaily.com
When Jamie Bamber learned how bears are killed to make the Queen's guards' ceremonial caps, the British-born actor jumped at the chance to help. The post Jamie Bamber Bares Skin to Save Bears appeared first on…
06.19 / 22:08
peta.org
That's 7 percent too many. The post 7 Percent of American Adults Believe Chocolate Milk Comes From Brown Cows appeared first on…
06.19 / 22:08
peta.org
With a little assistance from Newman's Own, PETA helped dads "fix" dinner to thank them for preventing puppies and kittens from being born into homelessness. The post Papas Get Free Pasta for ‘Fixing’ Animal Companions on Father’s Day appeared first on…
06.19 / 22:08
peta.org
Eyewitness investigations show that dog meat and skin are deliberately mislabeled and sold to unsuspecting consumers. The post Dog Meat Sold as Chicken; Dog Skin Sold as Leather appeared first on…
06.19 / 22:08
peta.org
U.S. regulators are evaluating an application by a company seeking to explore for oil in the Arctic. On June 12, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management or BOEM announced that it had deemed Eni US Operating Co.'s exploration plan (or EP) to be...By:…
06.19 / 21:31
jdsupra.com
In 2015, the  International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reviewed research data regarding Monsanto’s glyphosate weed killer, also known as RoundUp. The IARC, at that time, concluded that glyphosate causes cancer. The IARC, one of the intergovernmental agencies within the World Health Organization, is widely respected for their research into the causes of cancer. And with respect to glyphosate, the IARC concluded that: There was limited evidence in humans for the…
06.19 / 21:28
dailykos.com
Potential Tropical Cyclone The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has officially classified the low in the southern Gulf of Mexico as a Potential Tropical Cyclone. This system has sustained winds of 40mph and is moving towards the north at 9mph. Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued for parts of the Louisiana coast and Tropical Storm Watches […] The post BREAKING: NHC Classifies System as Potential Tropical Cyclone appeared first on Firsthand…
06.19 / 21:26
firsthandweather.com
EVERSOURCE IS PROPOSING significant changes to a $96 million rate hike request that would have the effect of lowering bills for customers in western Massachusetts and raising them for customers in eastern Massachusetts. The utility hasn’t detailed the changes yet, but the company has told state regulators it wants to alter the way it would(...) The post In shift, Eversource backs W. Mass. rate relief appeared first on CommonWealth M…
06.19 / 21:25
commonwealthmagazine.org
One family is helping science make more progress than dozens of study before…
06.19 / 21:02
zmescience.com
Scientists suggest we should spend a bit more time…
06.19 / 21:02
zmescience.com
Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday that carbon dioxide emissions are not the “primary control knob” behind climate change, a statement at odds with nearly every major climate change researcher inside and outside the federal government.Asked by…
06.19 / 20:49
thehill.com
President Trump is likely to nominate former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official Jeff Holmstead to be the agency’s deputy administrator, Axios reported Monday.Holmstead is a partner at the law and lobbying firm Bracewell. Ot…
06.19 / 20:49
thehill.com
Sustainable Development Focus - California and New York just sued to protect Obama’s final energy rules - Washington Post - Jun 14 - Eleven states, led by California and New York, have sued the Trump administration for failing to finalize...By: Allen M…
06.19 / 20:35
jdsupra.com
Greenwire today published a very interesting interview with Jerry Taylor, every climate advocate’s favorite Libertarian. The interview chronicles Taylor’s journey from climate skeptic to climate believer. For those of you who don’t know his story,...By: Foley Hoag LLP - Environmental Law…
06.19 / 20:35
jdsupra.com
The massive natural gas leak at Aliso Canyon shined a light on California's aging natural gas infrastructure. And five years of extreme drought also exacted its toll on transmission pipelines. Now the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has been awarded $4.6 million by the California Energy Commission for two projects aimed at improving the safety and reliability of the state's natural gas…
06.19 / 20:21
phys.org
A doctoral candidate liked to catch lizards when he was little, but never imagined he would be catching and discovering new species of chameleons. He has now discovered three new species of chameleons. The reptile trio, historically thought to be a single species, was found in different parts of the Albertine Rift in Central…
06.19 / 20:20
sciencedaily.com
A pet squirrel named Joey who gained fame as a crime-fighter might be more of the lover…
06.19 / 20:19
oregonlive.com
Two Pacific lampreys have been released back into the Umatilla River after spending months at the High Desert Museum in Central…
06.19 / 20:19
oregonlive.com
Carbon is at the center of most environmental problems. Reducing food waste, consciously choosing low emission transportation and adopting new business practices are key ways Americans can trim carbon emissions and work towards greater environmental sustainability by 2020. Eliminate Food Waste A striking forty percent of food is thrown away. Most of it ends up […] The post Everyday Habits for Environment Sustainability appeared first on…
06.19 / 19:59
nationswell.com